Presley Bushman receives a serve for the Warriors at MFL MarMac Thursday night as Riley Meyer (11) and libero Eryn Luzum  watch the play. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Presley Bushman receives a serve for the Warriors at MFL MarMac Thursday night as Riley Meyer (11) and libero Eryn Luzum watch the play. (Photo by Becky Walz)

In a preview of what the first round of regional volleyball will be, the South Winn volleyball team (3-20, 1-6 UIC) dropped a highly-contested road conference match to MFL MarMac (6-9, 3-2 UIC) Thursday, 3-0. Set scores were 19-25, 25-27 and 21-25.

The Warriors had one of their better offensive nights of the season tallying 23 kills in the match with Madison Kriener slamming down eight and Ruthie Frana providing seven. Sophomore setter, Ali Heying, dished out 17 assists and Eryn Luzum had 12 digs. The Warriors had 10 aces in the contest but served just 82 percent on the night. 

“Coming off a road win at Kee High, I felt our girls were well prepared and back to full strength. While we didn’t pick up a set, I was pleased with our aggressiveness by our hitters and we started connecting much better with our passing to our setter. Our serving wasn’t as sharp as we’d like to see it, but hopefully we can clean that up prior to our next conference match with Postville on Thursday,” said Coach Alex Smith.

South Winn has one final regular match as the Lady Warriors host Postville, Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. The Warriors will return to Monona to face the Bulldogs in the regional opening round Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.